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Tips and Tricks for Removing Ticks

November 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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If you searched "animal hospital near me" because you found a tick on your furry friend, then look no farther--we've got the answers you need. There are few things quite as unsettling as seeing a tick buried deep in your pet's fur; it's enough to drive a shudder down the strongest spine. Ticks are unpleasant, disease-ridden little creatures, and, although most of us don't much like the idea of removing a tick with our bare hands (or even with tweezers, for that matter), it's something that has to be done to take care of our pets. For that reason, our animal hospital experts have compiled some information on removing ticks.

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Fall and Winter Fleas: Get Ready

September 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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What do the months September, October, and November mean to you? These are the days of colder weather, warmer clothes, and autumn celebrations that usher in thoughts of falling leaves and harvest feasts--but to your pet, these three months mean something else entirely: the most relentless part of flea season. You might think that fleas "give up and go home" during the colder weather, but unfortunately for dogs and cats everywhere, that's just not true. If you searched "animal hospital near me" hoping for information on this strange fact--and what it means for your pets--then read on.

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Your Dog and Pregnancy

August 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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Many pet owners choose to spay their female dogs—the best option if you're not planning on breeding. On the other hand, some owners want to embark on the exciting journey of breeding and caring for a litter of puppies. If you're up for the challenge, breeding and raising puppies can be a rewarding experience. Here are a few things you should know about your female dog going into the pregnancy and delivery journey.

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Is Your Pet Obese?

July 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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You're probably fairly used to hearing about the obesity epidemic among humans. It's in the news, it's in public policy, and it's in our minds while we begin to learn how to help individuals lead healthier lives. But did you know that humans are the only ones whose weights are on the rise? Recent studies have shown that pets are now becoming more overweight and obese. Here's how you can help your dog or cat buck the trend and stay healthy.

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Can You Guess the Most Important Part of Your Pet's Annual Check-up?

June 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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When you take your pet to the vet for an annual visit, you're probably thinking the most important parts are vaccinations, tests, blood work, or prescription medication renewals. All of these are vital pieces of what your veterinarian does to keep your pet healthy, but often the most important aspect of a visit is the physical exam. Examining your pet's body gives your veterinarian a clear picture of overall health and helps him or her make quality decisions for your pet's care.

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4 Rainy-Day Activities to Do With Your Dog

April 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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No matter what time of year it is, there's a chance you'll end up stuck inside with a drizzly, gloomy day. Although you may be ready to curl up with a cup of coffee and a book, your furry friend will likely have a bad case of cabin fever—especially if the rain stretches over a few days.

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7 Health Essentials Every Dog Owner Should Know

March 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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Nothing is more important to a dog owner than maintaining your pet's health and happiness. If you just brought home your furry friend, it's important to start with a plan of action to keep your pet healthy. Here's a dog health checklist to get you started.

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Could My Dog's Suspicious Lump Be a Mast Cell Tumor?

December 5, 2015 at 5:29 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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Tumor. If there's a word that strikes more fear into the heart of pet parents, we're not sure what it is. Fortunately, new advances and acquired knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine have given dogs with mast cell tumors a much better prognosis for a long and happy life.

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Assemble Your Own Pet First Aid Kit

November 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM by Nikki Wardle posted in Animal Hospital Near Me

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Most of us have a first aid kit ready and available for our loved ones, but our beloved dogs and cats have a way of getting into trouble, too. For minor injuries, you'll be able to ease your pet's discomfort if you're prepared with a basic pet first aid kit.

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Combating Pet Obesity

August 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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Pet obesity can lead to a number of health problems over time. While it's tempting to give in to Fido and Fluffy when they stare at you with those longing eyes, taking measures to avoid overfeeding will give you a happier, healthier pet.

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